FCI: COVID-19 Nonprofit Emergency Capacity Building Grant Fund
Forward Community InvestmentsSuggest an update
Predicted deadline: The deadline for this grant has passed
Grant amount: US $2,500
Fields of work: Social Justice / Human Rights Health Care Access & Delivery Human & Social Services
Applicant type: Nonprofit
Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Training / Capacity Building
Location of project: Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
Location of residency: Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
About this funder:
Forward Community Investments (FCI) has committed an initial $50,000 in partnership with Associated Bank to support small nonprofits that have changed their operational model or services due to COVID‐19. This need‐based, micro‐grant program will provide immediate financial support ($2,500 per grant) for capacity building expenses such as:
- Health and safety supplies for organizations facing newly fluctuating demand.
- Computer purchases enabling remote work by nonprofit employees.
- Software and other technology investments supporting distance learning or other remote service delivery model.
We are very supportive and thankful for the many loan and grant opportunities created in response to the pandemic. However, our research indicates that small nonprofits experience significant barriers accessing these funds. The Nonprofit Emergency Capacity Building Fund eliminates these barriers through a grant, not a loan.
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- In order to be eligible to receive one of these $2,500 grants, organizations must:
- Be a 501c3 organization or a project sponsored by another 501c3, located in Wisconsin serving rural communities, serving people of color, low to moderate-income individuals, or other marginalized groups.
- Have less than 10 FTE's and an annual budget of less than $500,000.
- Work towards reducing racial and economic disparities.
- Have an unexpected expense related to COVID-19.
- If you have received a Game Changer Grant from FCI in 2020, you are ineligible for the Nonprofit Emergency Capacity Building Grant.